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Art-O-Lite and Crawford Company Congratulates Scott Williams on Retirement

June 30, 2021

Scott williams retirement 1ROCK ISLAND, IL - Crawford Company would like to congratulate Scott Williams on his retirement from Art-O-Lite Electric. Williams co-owned Art-O-Lite, along with his brother Brad, until the company was purchased by Crawford in January of 2020. Scott Williams continued working, under an employment agreement, during a transitional phase with Crawford for the past 18 months.

Scott Williams began in the field and progressed to journeyman and later foreman status with AOL and IBEW Local 145. He later transitioned into the office as a project manager and estimator, serving as a point person for AOL field crews.

In 1967, Roger Burke, Donald Bowling and Charles Williams purchased Art-O-Lite, the Galesburg based electrical business and moved it to Moline. Art-O-Lite’s mission was to provide top service, quality, friendliness, and the will to be the best from the very outset of the business. Burke has since passed away and Charles Williams has retired. Brad Williams and Scott Williams assumed ownership of AOL for many years.

Scott Williams has been with AOL for well over 20 years. He has served as a journeyman electrician with IBEW since 1982. He graduated from Western Illinois University. He holds a Master's Electrician license. Brad Williams will continue on with Crawford/AOL as an Estimator for a period of time. He has been with AOL for over 40 years. Brian Wegerer currently serves as Division Manager for AOL Electrical. In addition to membership with IBEW, Art-O-Lite is a long-standing member of NECA.